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Part of: Prelims and GS – I – Art and Culture

Context Yakshagana Bhagavatha (singer-cum-director) Padyana Ganapathi Bhat passed away recently.

About Yakshagana

  • Yakshagana is a traditional theater of Karnataka. 
  • It is also performed in Kasaragod district in Kerala.
  • It combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form.
  • It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theatre during the period of the Bhakti movement
  • Yakshagana is traditionally presented from dusk to dawn. 
  • Its stories are drawn from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and other epics from both Hindu and Jain and other ancient Indic traditions.

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